Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sci-fi: Microarmour and Starmada

The Republican Carrier Group in combat formation.

The Eldar centre. In the foreground a Titan in its holofield can be seen.

The Eldar right wing.

The Malcostrain mining operations.

The native garrison, featuring a giant tank.

The set-up.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Starmada: Lyran-Lagomorph War 1 - First Contact

The Lyran-Lagomorph War was a brief but costly war for the Lyrans when they first entered the Dead Zone for mining purposes, unwittingly trespassing onto territory held by the secretive, asteroid-dwelling Lagomorphs.


A Lyran scount sent to investigate a cluster of asteroids mysteriously disappears, prompting the Lyrans to send a full combat squadron to investigate.


The Lyrans split their formation and begin a spectral analysis of the asteroids.


Suddenly, a hyperspace signal is detected from within one of the asteroid - a Lyran destroyer is hit by a salvo of hyperspace torpedoes and destroyed!


The remainder of the squadron approach the asteroid, but run into a minefield.

After a brief exchange of fire, the Lyrans lost three of their ships and the asteroid entered hyperspace.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Battles of Sector X - Sunspiders 2

The sunspiders continue to breed and encroach on Ming territory, and the Ming Empire begins a search-and-destroy campaign.


A Ming probe discovers a brood of juveniles at a brown dwarf.


A Ming squadron augmented with Centauri mercenaries attack the brood.


The juveniles fight ferociously, destorying the Centauri squadron with little loss.


Adult sunspiders arrive at the sun and destroy the Ming ships and their mercenaries, but lose a few adults in the battle.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Battles of Sector X - Sunspiders

A previously unknown species of space creatures, dubbed Sunspiders by the races which encountered them, recently entered Sector X. Scientists believe they originated from the galactic core.

So far they have clashed with the cloaked ships of the Ming fleet and the Lyran Empire. It is expected that they will encroach upon the areas held by the other races of Sector X in the near future.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Game Report: Starmada

After a long lull, FG and I decided to play another Starmada game.

The scenario is a straight-forward encounter battle at an asteroid field.

Lyran start

The Lyran squadron at the start.

Kanzian start

The Kanzian sqaudron.

Turn 2

The Lyrans move into the asteroid field to take advantage of the cover. The longer range of the Battlecruiser allows the Lyrans to draw first blood and take out a Kanzian escort.


The Kanzian fighters move round to the Lyran right flank.

Turn 3

The Lyran commander sends a striker to attack the fighters. The two sides come into close quarters, but due to a navigation error the Lyrans are unable to utilise their Shockwave without causing friendly fire.

Turn 4

The Lyran commander tries to space his ships out, but by now the Area Defence Network of the Kanzian ships have caused heavy damage to the Lyran ships, reducing the effects of their Shockwave attacks.

Turn 5

His flagship crippled and surrounded by largely the intact Kanzian ships, the Lyran commander strikes colour.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Game Report: An Airfield Near Mandalay

Here is the latest episode in the Doc Thompson adventure. After driving all night to escape from Mo Chee Chung's bandits at the Lost Temple of Fu, Doc and Maria approach an Airfield Near Mandalay. "Look! Here's an airfield! Maybe we can get someone to fly us out of here!"...

Read the full report here:

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Game Report: Doc Thompson and the Lost Temple

Here is the second game in the Doc Thompson Pulp Fiction series. The game is a continuation of "Doc Thompson and the Curse of the Chinese Treasure".

The full report of the Lost Temple game can be found by following this link:

Doc Thompson and the Lost Temple